Ink, Watercolor, Oil, & Acrylic

digital painting


It’s been a while since my last post.  Though I haven’t had a chance to sit down with my watercolors recently, I have been doing a little of this and that at work.  All of the images in today’s post are jobs I was asked to do for the school where I teach.  The above logo was created in Adobe Illustrator – a vector graphic program that works mostly with flat color or gradient shapes to make images that can be recreated at any size without becoming pixellated (blurry)…anyway, that is the best way I can describe it in layman’s terms.  The school needed a logo that would read well in black & white or full color.  They wanted something with clean lines that would appeal to students age 14-15 since this image will be the letterhead and logo for our freshman career-fair.  The warrior design is a simplified version of our school mascot.  Movement within the arrows signifies never standing still but moving toward future goals.

These two images are the front and back of a shirt design for testing week at school.  My administrator wanted to play off of characters from Jersey Shore (a show that I’m glad to say I’ve never seen).  While this was drawn in Photoshop, I approached it the same way I would an ink drawing: playing with line width, black massed areas, and a loose caricature style.  The bounding box on the back of the shirt mimics the show’s title logo.

On the home front, I am in the middle of an oil painting portrait and will post that upon completion.